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Dryer won't spin. Took front off, belt is tight. When wife tried to start a cycle, it wouldn't start, just gave a soft clicking sound.

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Hello, without a model/make i can only tell you that this is likely to be the thermal fuse. in whirlpools and kenmores it is located in the back of the machine and looks like this. regards Mikedryer won't spin. Took front off, belt is tight. - 109888a.jpg

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